The Sleep Blog

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    Finding the Right Tubing (Hose) for Your CPAP

    Finding the right tubing for your CPAP and mask can be challenging. In this post we cover the main characteristics of different tubing options, including a guide to finding tubing options for the most popular CPAP machines. There are three main dimensions to consider: length, hose diameter, diameter of the connecting ends. Tubing length This … Read More »

  • How to Keep Using CPAP When You Have Nasal Congestion

    Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Said Mostafavi, suggest that CPAP users suffering from nasal congestion consider that allergies may not be the cause. In addition to seasonal allergies, changes in climate or a common cold can cause difficulty breathing at night with CPAP. A less know cause of nasal congestion will affect some CPAP users  6 to … Read More »

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    How to Survive the First Week of Daylight Savings Time

    As clocks moved forward this Sunday, the abrupt loss of one-hour sleep can have significant effects on all of us.   An adequate duration and quality of sleep is necessary for optimal health and daytime function. The effect, this past Monday morning, is similar to each of us experiencing a one-hour jet lag moving eastward. The time … Read More »

  • Narcolepsy Facts: The Science and the Symptoms

    The Science and Symptoms of Narcolepsy If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you probably know what it feels like to have an overwhelming, almost compulsive desire to sleep the next day. But what if that feeling might strike you any day, whether you’d rested the night before or not? That’s what pretty much what narcolepsy is. Narcolepsy is … Read More »

  • What is a CPAP Water Chamber?

    What is a CPAP Water Chamber? The water chamber is the removable container that holds the water in your humidifier (see the clear plastic tub on the left below). Using a humidifier can make a positive difference to your therapy comfort and experience. By warming and moistening the air you’re breathing, it helps prevent you having … Read More »